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. billionaire warren buffett chimes in that tax hikes won't stop the wealthy from investing. in our cover story, the woman who led the securities and exchange commission after the 2008 financial crisis is stepping down. mary schapiro took over an agency under fire for ignoring repeated warnings about the bernie madoff ponzi scheme. in 2008, the regulatory sec was itself under scrutiny, critized for failing to anticipate the lehman brothers bankruptcy, which sent financial markets reeling, and also missing the warning signs of bernie madoff's multi-billion dollar ponzi scheme. "before she got there, they almost needed someone to come in and confess." mary schapiro, who president obama said will be replaced by commissioner elisse walter, overhauled sec enforcement and made it more proactive. "to get out there and defend investors, as opposed to trying to figure out what happened after." but critics say for the dozens of insider trading investigations, the sec under schapiro did not crack down on top executives during the financial crisis or since. "the mf global mess - is anyone prosecuted? who's
dimon is getting public praise from billionaire warren buffett. this week on charlie rose, mr. buffett said he thinks mr. dimon could be the "best person for the job" after treasury secretary timothy geithner steps down. mr. buffett notes that dimon could deftly handle another financial crisis, even though jp morgan was forced to take a government bailout during the financial crisis and dimon came under question earlier this year, when the bank lost 6 billion dollars in a trading blunder. cyber monday could almost be re- named "mobile monday." a growing number of consumers used their smartphones and tablets to shop on cyber monday this year. it contributed to an overall bump in sales of 30% from last year. comscore is estimating that sales will reach a whopping 1.5 billion dollars. amazon's kindle fire was the day's most searched-for gift on the web. others that were high in demand were uggs, ipads, the ipod touch, legos, and the wii. some consumers did not get what they bargained for this cyber monday. 132 websites in the u.s. and europe were shut down after allegedly selling counterf
house economists. billionaire warren buffett has an opinion article in today's "new york times" calling for higher taxes on the ultrarich and mocking the idea that investors will pull back if capital gains increase. the dow is down 68. the nasdaq is down 3. s&p is down 6. >>> black friday spending jumped more than 12% from last year. the national retail federation says shoppers -- made 247 million visits to stores and websites and spent an average of $423. but those numbers include shopping that actually started on thanksgiving. another retail tracking company says sales on friday alone actually dropped almost 2% because many retailers were opened a least part of the day on thanksgiving. >>> individual stores could start releasing black friday numbers before the end of the week. early reports show many shoppers liked spending their holidays in stores. that could give toys 'r' us, target and walmart stocks a boost. they are being named by retail analysts as the most shopper- friendly stores and websites during the shopping period. analysts also expect to see active trading on amazon toda
forward and chase what matters. >>> warren buff net says he's -- buffett says he's confident that congress will pass to avoid the fiscal cliff. the dow pushed back in the positive territory. it's up 10 points. the nasdaq is down 2 and the s&p is flat. >>> christmasary fares are gonna -- christmas airfares are gonna cost more, up to about 8%. if you leave the saturday before christmas and come back the following saturday, expect to pay 20% more than last year. but families are willing to pay more to see their family, it's reported. >>> today, president obama meets with more than a dozen corporate ceos at the white house. he wants their input on how to grow the economy and also deal with that looming fiscal cliff. >>> and rain, windy weather, it's all here now in the bay area this morning. the first of several storms that will bring rain through sunday. >>> we have live team coverage for you this morning. ktvu's tara moriarty is monitoring trouble spots on the roads for you. let's first go to claudine wong. what is it like in the north bay? >> reporter: soggy. it's been raining steady since
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